Larry Williams

Larry Williams's Biography

Hornist Larry Williams has distinguished himself as a multifaceted performing and recording artist and teacher. Williams is Solo Horn of American Studio Orchestra, Principal Horn of The Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra and member of The Philadelphia Big Brass and Lyric Brass Quintet. He formerly served as Principal Horn of The New World Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas and has performed with the Baltimore, Pittsburgh and San Francisco Symphony Orchestras, among others. His wide range of musical styles include solo and chamber repertoire, jazz, pop, contemporary, film and commercial music.

Williams has performed on tours of the US, Russia, Japan and the UK. He has toured with Frank Sinatra and performed with Ray Charles and Arturo Sandoval.

An active soloist and recitalist, Williams has premiered several horn concerti including "The Black Forest Concerto for Horn" by composer James Schroeder and has recorded several solo and chamber albums.

Williams is equally passionate about music education. He serves on the faculty of The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University and is a featured Yamaha clinician at music festivals, symposiums and competitions throughout the US.

Williams is a Yamaha Performing Artist/Clinician and performs exclusively on Yamaha Custom Horns.

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